May 29, 2020

The committee is focusing on further development and enhancement of campus capabilities for remote instruction.  “Semester in the Cloud” is the working title of the focus on the courses most frequently taken, the gateway and required courses.  The committee is also close to finalizing guidance for the campus regarding in-person and remote instruction. The committee is exploring such ideas as remote instruction for large courses and in-person instruction for certain smaller courses that meet various criteria including public health guidance. Ensuring a sense of community for students during remote operations is also a concern. Discussions are underway regarding how to build community via remote academic and social activities for students in certain courses. The deans have been charged with developing and submitting school- or college-specific plans for returning to in-person instruction. Academic units are to submit proposals for smaller courses to be held in person.